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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Notice of Final Public Hearing for FY22 Budget and Millage Rate

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UPDATE: Following a Public Hearing on September 13, 2021, the City Commission set the City's Tentative Millage Rate for Fiscal Year 2022 at 4.899 mills, representing a decrease from the previous millage rate. The Tentative Millage Rate for the Do...

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City News
Posted on: September 8, 2021

QoL sponsors NERF Battle Royale Oct. 2nd

Nerf Battle Royale Flyer

Come out and have some fun as Panama City Quality of Life presents Nerf Battle Royale, Saturday October 2nd from 10 a.m. until noon out at Frank Nelson Park. We'll also have food trucks on site for those who hate to Nerf on an empty stomach and w...

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Sunset Yoga returns weekly to Asbell Park

Sunset Yoga at Asbell Park

Sunset Yoga is back! Make plans to join the City of Panama City's Quality of Life Department at Asbell Park every Thursday evening for Sunset Yoga with Amanda.

Classes begin weekly on September 9th and run through December 30th. These sessions are...

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City News
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Weekly Senior Living Program coming to Oakland Terrace Park

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The City of Panama City's Quality of Life Department is teaming up with DADSRA to host a Senior Living Program on Mondays and Thursdays beginning October 11, 2021 at the Oakland Terrace Park Clubhouse from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. This program is open to ...

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City News
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Memorial Ceremony planned to commemorate 20th Anniversary of 9/11

911 Facebook Event

The community is invited to join the City of Panama City, its Police and Fire Departments and the Bay County Sheriff’s Office in-person or virtually for a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, honoring the lives of those killed 20 years ago in the September 1...

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City News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

City awards bid for 23rd Street Plaza Reconstruction Project

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UPDATE, August 24, 2021

The City Commission awarded a contract to BCL Contractors in the amount of $865,415 for the 23rd Street Plaza Improvements Project. The project includes installing a box culvert, replacing utility lines and repaving the roadway. The...

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City News
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Swimming Advisories issued for Massalina and Watson Bayous

The City of Panama City is working with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to document and report all Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) caused by power outages at lift stations and heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Fred.

At this time, ...

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City News
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing for Nuisance Abatement Special Assessment

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The City Commission will hold a Public Hearing during the Commission Meeting on August 1-, 2020 at 8 a.m. to consider adopting a non-ad valorem assessment roll to recover the cost of the nuisance abatements pursuant to the City’s Code of Ordinan...

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City News
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing for Annual Non-Ad Valorem Special Assessment

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This notice concerns the process the City Commission of the City of Panama City, Florida (the “City”), uses to better and more fairly address the constant challenge of funding the City’s Fire Department, and is doing so in the context of the City’s prepar...

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City News
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Interim Police Chief selected for Panama City Police Department

Mark Smith

Panama City City Manager Mark McQueen announced Thursday that Deputy Chief Mark Smith will serve as the interim Police Chief when current Chief Scott Ervin retires on July 16, 2021.

Smith is a 17-year veteran of the Panama City Police Department. He curren...

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City News
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Multiple construction projects to begin this summer

Traffic Cones

Multiple construction projects in the City of Panama City will be underway soon. The City Commission awarded contracts for six projects at the Commission Meeting held on June 22, 2021. The projects are outlined below. Updates on construction timelines wil...

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City News
Posted on: May 4, 2021

City awards bid for Lindenwood Drive Roadway Improvement Project

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UPDATE (June 22, 2021):

The City Commission has awarded a bid for the Lindenwood Drive Roadway Improvement to American Sand and Asphalt in the amount of $4,400,000.

The project includes enhanced correction to the long standing infrastructure issues...

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City News
Posted on: June 24, 2021

Police Chief announces retirement after 22-year career

Police Chief Scott Ervin at podium

Panama City Police Chief Scott Ervin has announced he will retire on July 16, 2021 after a 22-year career with the department.

Chief Ervin joined the department as a police officer in July of 1999 after serving six years with other law enforcement agencies...

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City News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Deadline announced for Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement Program

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UPDATE:

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has announced that June 30, 2021 will be the final day for homeowners with remaining damage from Hurricane Michael to complete applications for the Rebuild Florida Housing Repair and Replacement ...

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City News
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Panama City Police Department implements Body Worn Camera Program

Body Cam

The Panama City Police Department has fully implemented a new Body Worn Camera (BWC) Program.

As part of the City’s initiative to provide the highest level of safety and security for the community, the Mayor and Commissioners approved funding in ...

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City News
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Temporary Structures permitted until October 9, 2021, No-cost permit required

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UPDATE (April 13, 2021):

The use of recreational vehicles, travel trailers, or trailers as temporary emergency residential dwellings on private property or designated areas within the City of Panama City is permitted until October 9, 2021 with a no-cost “T...

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City News
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Employ Bay Youth launched to connect employers with job seekers

Employ Bay Youth

The Panama City Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and Bay Youth Summer Work Foundation are beginning a new initiative, Employ Bay Youth, to connect businesses in need of employees with young adults looking for a summer job.

The program will provide youn...

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City News
Posted on: May 10, 2021

City receives grant for Millville Infrastructure Improvement Project

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Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) have awarded the City of Panama City $18,986,552 in Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding to replace key and vital infrastructure ...

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City News
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Final Public Notice for FEMA's Public Assistance Program

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The City of Panama City has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program funding through the Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM) as a sub-recipient.

Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), ...

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City News
Posted on: May 3, 2021

City Commission hires new City Clerk-Treasurer

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The City Commission of the City of Panama City has hired Janette Smith to serve as the new City Clerk-Treasurer for the City. Smith’s employment contract was unanimously approved by the Mayor and Commissioners at their meeting on April 27, 2021....

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City News
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Quality of Life Dept. planning improvements to McKenzie Park and park's tree canopy

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The report from Legacy Arborist Services regarding the Mckenzie Park Tree Assessment Follow-up may be viewed in this link: https://www.pcgov.org/DocumentCenter/View/5726/McKenzie-Park-Updated-Arborist-Report.

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City News
Posted on: February 26, 2021

City Commission adopts changes to the City’s Nuisance Ordinance

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The City Commission of the City of Panama City adopted changes to the City’s Nuisance Ordinance on February 9, 2021 to provide clarity regarding existing nuisance codes. The changes include defining temporary safeguards and establishing a tempor...

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City News
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Quality of Life Dept. transforming traffic signal boxes into public artwork

Artwork being installed on traffic signal box

Intersections in the City of Panama City are becoming a little more creative. The City’s Quality of Life Department is transforming select traffic signal and utility boxes into public artwork.

Beginning this week, vinyl wraps featuring artwork fr...

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City News
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Panama City Awarded $5 Million for Voluntary Home Buyout Program

Flooded home with caption Rebuild Florida Voluntary Home Buyout Program

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) allocated a total of $27 million for the Rebuild Florida Voluntary Home Buyout Program (VHBP) to assist local governments in the Panhandle in purchasing properties that experienced damage during Hurrica...

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City News
Posted on: January 29, 2021

City accepting interest forms for Hometown Revitalization Program

Business Improvement

The City of Panama City will host three meetings to gather interest from businesses for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's (DEO) Hometown Revitalization Program.

Business owners may attend the meetings in-person at the listed locatio...

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City News
Posted on: January 6, 2021

City of Panama City launches newly refreshed website

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The City of Panama City is excited to relaunch its website after undergoing a design process with CivicPlus, a leading government website provider. The refreshed website is available at the same URL as the old site, www.pcgov.org.

The City's contr...

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City News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Panama City Police Dept. receives highest level of achievement in Florida accreditation

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The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA) has awarded the Panama City Police Department with Excelsior Recognition, the highest level of achievement in Florida accreditation that a criminal justice agency can receive.

The Commiss...

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City News
Posted on: September 22, 2020

City reinstates late fees, disconnections for utility bills

Utility Billing Update

Beginning October 1, 2020, the City of Panama City will reinstate normal late fee and service disconnection policies for water, wastewater and garbage services. Late fees and service disconnections for nonpayment have been suspended since March 18, 2020 d...

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City News
Posted on: July 21, 2020

ReHouse Bay Initiative Assists Hurricane Michael Survivors

Home with ReHouse Bay logo in the center

ReHouse Bay, a housing initiative launched in June to assist Hurricane Michael survivors, has received more than 500 unique inquiries on its new website, www.rehousebay.org. The program, administered by the City of Panama City and Bay County, connects res...

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City News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

City Manager selects new Fire Chief for Panama City Fire Department

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The City of Panama City is pleased to announce the promotion of David Collier as the new Fire Chief for the Panama City Fire Department.

City Manager Mark McQueen and senior staff received 25 applications for the position and interviewed seven candidates, ...

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